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Exploration on the Teaching Reform of Physical Chemistry in Application-oriented Universities

Jing Yu, Keda Wang


The aim of this study was to investigate the teaching method of physical chemistry under the concept of cultivating applied talents. This article describes the major benefits of problem-based learning and collaborative learning in the physical chemistry teaching. It is found that problem-based learning could stimulate students’ learning interest and students are actively participants in the educational process. In the problem-based learning mode, problems are the stimulation and focus of students’ activities. The realization of the effects of problem-based learning is closely related to collaborative learning. Setting up a problem-solving group is a more effective way to seek answers. Collaborative learning not only facilitates a deeper understanding of knowledge, but also develops students’ communication skills, problem-solving skills and cognitive skills including critical thinking and innovative thinking.


Physical Chemistry; Problem-Based Learning; Collaborative Learning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v3i4.1559